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10-16-01

Contacts:
Shu-min Huang, Anthropology, (515) 294-7139
Dave Gieseke, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, (515) 294-7742
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720



HUANG TO SERVE AS IOWA STATE'S ANTHROPOLOGY CHAIR

AMES, Iowa -- Shu-min Huang, professor of anthropology at Iowa State University, has been appointed to a five-year term as chair of the department of anthropology.

Huang replaces Mike Whiteford, professor of anthropology, who has recently been named associate dean for administrative affairs for the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

A faculty member at Iowa State since 1975, Huang has been a visiting professor at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and at Xiamen University. He was the assistant director of international grants at Iowa State from 1988-91.

Huang's primary research interests are comparative studies of change and development in rural societies in Greater China. He has researched such subjects as land reform and economic development; changing beliefs of and practices in diet, nutrition, and healthcare; and environment, indigenous knowledge and sustainability in agriculture.



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